Roy represents companies at all points in the supply chain — factories, trading companies, buying agents and importers — on customs and trade issues arising from the sale of products into the US and other markets. Roy negotiates sourcing-related agreements and advises on FTAs and export and import controls as well as matters related to origin, valuation and classification. Keeping supply-chain clients abreast of and compliant with new legislation and other government initiatives is an important part of his practice.
Roy is in contact with the customs and trade authorities in various jurisdictions, including US Customs and Border Protection, the Hong Kong Customs & Excise Department and the Hong Kong Trade & Industry Department.
Prior to opening his firm in 1993, Roy was a partner in the Hong Kong office of Baker McKenzie. Between college and law school, Roy worked in Hong Kong and Taiwan for a US apparel importer. Roy draws on this commercial experience in his representation of supply-chain clients.
Roy is a member of the California Bar and is registered as a foreign lawyer with the Law Society of Hong Kong. He has written and spoken widely on customs and trade issues.
Roy was named as a Global Leader in Trade & Customs in Who’s Who Legal: Trade and Customs 2021 and 2022.
Roy is on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City. He is a Council Member of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong.